The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 39 38 29
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Contract jobs citing System Testing 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.39% 1.27% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 1.58% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
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£325 £368 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.56% -13.52%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £328 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.85% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.35 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-67.06% +22.95%
System Testing
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Suffolk region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
196 190 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 75.68% 80.51% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 143 97
Average daily rate £401 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Average hourly rate £13.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £19.90 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region.

System Testing Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing System Testing across the Suffolk region.

System Testing Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

System Testing
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich +2 1 £325 -11.56%
System Testing
East of England

System Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) .NET
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Suffolk by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
1 1 (33.33%) Managed Extensibility Framework
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C#
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) SQL